A simple technique for chromosome preparation from embryonic tissues of teleosts for ploidy verification

Pradeep, P.J. and Srijaya, T.C. and Zain, R.B. and Papini, A. and Chatterji, A.K. (2011) A simple technique for chromosome preparation from embryonic tissues of teleosts for ploidy verification. Caryologia, 64 (2). pp. 235-241. ISSN 0008-7114,


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The modified preparation technique developed in the present study has provided an excellent chromosome metaphase spread from the whole body of larvae of the red hybrid tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852) X Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758). Unlike other chromosome preparation methods, this modified technique showed a reduction in cell loss while suspending cells during the dropping process. This modified technique can therefore be widely applied not only to various tilapias but also to other teleostean fishes for preparing chromosome spreads. The best treatment parameters for preparing good chromosome spreads from red hybrid tilapia were optimized as 0.01 concentration of colchicine for 4-6 hours, hypotonic 40 minutes treatment, fixation with carnoy solution at 3:1 ratio and a concentration of 10 Giemsa for 20 minutes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Pradeep, Padmaja Jayaprasad Srijaya, Thekkeparambil Chandrabose Zain, Rosnah Binti Mohd Papini, Alessio Chatterji, Anil Kumar
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chromosome; Diploids, Hybrid Tilapia; Metaphase Spread; Triploids, Rainbow-Trout; Irideus Gibbons; Fish; Differentiation; Perciformes; Colchicine; Induction; Karyotype; Evolution; Triploidy
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry > Oral surger
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine & Periodontology
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Rosnah Mohd Zain
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 02:25
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2013 07:01
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2551

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